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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Is My Husband A Freak?

My husband does the grocery shopping. He does most of the cooking. He does not "babysit" our children- he parents them. He cuts his own food.
Does this make him a freak? 
I usually go along thinking, "Wow, I have a great partner."
Until...the comments.
"My husband doesn't know where the grocery is!"
"Your husband changes diapers??"
"I'm going on a trip and have spent the week freezing food and writing instructions."
Say WHAT?
These are the times that I am especially thankful for my freaky fella.
But, there is that voice in my head that wants to know why men get such praise for doing what most women do everyday. No one is saying, "aaah, look at that mom. It's so neat to see a mom take her child to the park."
Meet me In The Powder Room today and chime in. I'm talking parenting double standards. Bring it.

Two parents stroll through the streets with a baby. One parent gets a Nobel Peace Prize and one gets...well, nothing. 

5 comments:

  1. I have to tell you, this genetation of dad's is a whole new breed. My hubby (of 45 years now), changed maybe 2 diapers in his life, never did laundrry, never washed a dish etc. That was MY job. However, I have to say he has evolved:) he cooks, and does whatever needs to be done. You are a lucky woman. You were born at a good time:):)

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    1. So true! I thank my lucky stars every day! Thanks, cutie!

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  2. I'm very grateful to say I have a "freak" of a partner too! He does just as much (if not more) around the house as me - a fact I am grateful for every day! Love your blog xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

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    1. Wives of freaks unite! It's a pretty sweet deal, huh? Thanks, Anna!

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